Westminster police are searching for three men who broke into the office of Design Enterprises in the 1200 block of Business Parkway early yesterday morning and stole equipment valued at more than $5,000.
An official said the men escaped in a late model Ford pickup truck after forcing the front door of the business about 12:15 a.m. Police said the stolen equipment included two computers, a fax machine and a typewriter.
The men were seen loading the machines onto the pickup truck and heading toward Baltimore County, officers said.
Man charged in robbery is released on bond
A 28-year-old Taneytown man, charged with robbing a Westminster gas station attendant of $40 on Sunday, was released on $10,000 bond yesterday.
State police said a man approached the attendant of the Coastal station on Sullivan Avenue and requested change for a quarter about 11 a.m. Sunday. When the woman opened the cash register, the man shoved her aside, grabbed money from the cash drawer and fled in a car.
Officers said a witness obtained the license number of the car and that the man surrendered about 4:30 p.m. Sunday after his family was notified that he was wanted for questioning in the robbery. Police said the woman was not injured.
State police charged Aaron Mitchell Derr of the first block of Frederick St. with two counts of robbery and one count each of assault and battery.
* Westminster: A resident of Charles Street reported to police someone a bicycle valued at $275 was stolen from his house Sunday.
A resident of Babylon Court told police that the rear fender of her car was damaged while the car was parked at the 140 Village Shopping Center Saturday. She estimated the damage at $500.
The principal of Westminster Elementary School on Uniontown Road reported to police that one of the portable classrooms was broken into and damaged by a fire extinguisher. The damage is estimated at $1,200. A portable trailer at the same school was damaged Thursday. That damage was estimated at $100.
A resident of Middle Grove Court reported to police that a bicycle valued at $135 was stone from the front yard of his house Friday.
A resident of East Main Street told police that two windows of a telephone booth near Railroad Avenue were broken Friday. The damage was estimated at $50.
A resident of Ward Avenue reported to police that two trowel machines worth $3,410 were stolen from a trailer in the rear yard of his home Thursday.
A resident of Long Valley Road told police that his house was broken into Thursday and property valued at $1,000 stolen.
* Reese: Reese responded to an auto fire on Baltimore Boulevard at 3:32 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 30 minutes.
* Westminster: Westminster and New Windsor investigated an illegal open burning incident in the 1100 block of Western Chapel Road at 6:51 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 27 minutes.
Westminster and New Windsor were dispatched to investigate the report of a fire alarm sounding in a building on St. Mark Way at 12:06 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 25 minutes.